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Fan Speed Control #110456
04/20/06 07:50 AM
04/20/06 07:50 AM
electure  Offline
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,265
Fullerton, CA USA
From Lone Gunman

Ran across this today while doing a kitchen remodel. The first pic is after I cut some of the sheetrock on top of the 2 gang box. I found a flying splice (red wire). So I stick my hand up in the wall trying to see if theres any slack on the wire and end up grabbing the knob of the fan speed control. Second pic shows what I found when I cut some more sheetrock


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Re: Fan Speed Control #110457
04/20/06 11:21 AM
04/20/06 11:21 AM
rad74ss  Offline
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 156
Pryor, OK USA
Is the owner telekinetic? I can just see them at a dinner party.

Owner: Check this out. {concentrating on the wall}

(Fan ramps up.)

Guests: Ooooh! Aaaah!

Re: Fan Speed Control #110458
04/20/06 11:58 AM
04/20/06 11:58 AM
RSmike  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 134
Holland, MI USA
Lone, Perhaps you should reach further into the wall...maybe you'll recover the guy that wired this.

Why do people do this kind of stuff...??

I don't recognize that as your typical fan speed control. Anyone ever seen one like that?


Re: Fan Speed Control #110459
04/20/06 06:11 PM
04/20/06 06:11 PM
steve ancient apprentice  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 169
west springfield,mass
Even I could not think of anything like that. I have no comment except to say nice find. You found a big potential problem

Re: Fan Speed Control #110460
04/21/06 04:47 PM
04/21/06 04:47 PM
sockets  Offline
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 32
Sebring FL USA
Looks like the fan speed control is quite old and obviously older than the white switches.

What kind of fan was this and was the fan still installed of had it been removed?

Re: Fan Speed Control #110461
04/27/06 10:16 PM
04/27/06 10:16 PM
xGROMx  Offline
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 22
Manteo, NC
It looks to be off of an older Box fan that you would put in a window. I used to have a few of them and they were even the same color as that switch.

Amazing by the way...


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